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Catalogue of Contemporary Paintings and Sculpture: The Room of Contemporary Art Collection

This collection catalogue celebrates the museum’s rededication to collecting the art of our times through the Room of Contemporary Art Initiative, initiated in 1939. The catalogue begins with a forward that addresses the process and philosophy by which works of contemporary art entered the museum’s collection, and an introduction to the various movements that had shaped contemporary art from around the turn of the century to 1949. It also features a series of full-page reproductions of and short introductory essays on the most significant works of contemporary art that had been acquired by the museum to date.

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